MotoGP: back to Europe

While the first three races of the 2017 MotoGP World Championship took place ‘overseas’, round four brings the teams back to Europe for this weekend’s Gran Premio Red Bull de España at Jerez, Spain.

2017 Dakar Rally: Michelin’s 34th Dakar victory on two wheels

The first Dakar victory of British biker Sam Sunderland (KTM Factory Team-Michelin) notched up Michelin’s 34th success on the famous cross-country rally. 

Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences wins FIM Endurance World Cup

Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences took first place at the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring to claim the 2017 FIM Endurance World Cup for the best-placed Superstock entry.


A consistent 2017 FIM Endurance World Cup campaign by Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences’ Axel Maurin, Florian Alt and Bastien Mackels has earned the French outfit its first world title thanks to victory at the competition’s final round in Slovakia.

Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences, the only permanent Superstock team to run on MICHELIN Ultimate tyres, a freely available range aimed at all riders, clinched the trophy by a single point.

Having raced on Michelin rubber since 2013, the N°333 Yamaha reaped the benefit of its experience and hard, methodical work of recent years to provide a superb illustration of how motorsport can work hand-in-hand with social integration, since the programme is aimed at facilitating the inclusion of youngsters in difficulty.

“I would like to underline the exceptional performance put in by Yamaha Viltaïs Experiences,” said Michelin Motorsport Director Pascal Couasnon. “Since the beginning of our association with them in 2013, Yannick Lucot and his team have been total professionals, climbing higher up the ladder every year. A big ‘bravo’ to them all. Their achievement is especially remarkable in that its N°333 Yamaha is the only bike to race on MICHELIN Ultimate tyres – which are designed for amateurs and professionals alike – against some stiff opposition on what we term ‘confidential’ tyres. We are delighted to have been at their side all the way to the top step of the podium!”


MotoGP: Sachsenring marks season’s midpoint

The 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship travels to Germany this weekend for the year’s ninth round which marks the season’s halfway point ahead of the summer break. 


MotoGP: Rossi returns to winning ways at Assen

Sunday’s Motul Assen TT, round eight of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship, was won by Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP). Second and third were fellow Italian Danilo Petrucci (Octo Prama Racing) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team). 

24H du Mans

Le Mans 2017: Michelin’s 20th Le Mans consecutive victory in numbers

Michelin won the Le Mans 24 Hours for the 20th straight year and for the third year in a row in association with Porsche after posting the fastest ever lap of the French circuit with Toyota. 


MotoGP: Assen’s ‘Cathedral of Speed’ for the Dutch GP

Assen is the only circuit to have been visited by the MotoGPTM World Championship every season since 1949. The Motul TT Assen is round eight of the 2017 calendar. 

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